EventsValentine’s Day Traditions in Boston with Anthony Sammarco

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Valentine’s Day Traditions in Boston with Anthony Sammarco

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Veronica Smith Senior Center

Description

Anthony Sammarco discusses the history of St. Valentine's Day from Lupercalia, an ancient Roman festival celebrated on February 15 to ensure fertility for the people, fields, and flocks to the annual exchange of cards, candy, and flowers. Beginning with Esther Howland who produced delicate and fanciful Valentine's Day cards in the nineteenth century through to major card companies such as Hallmark, Norcross, Gibson, and Rust Craft, Americans exchange millions of cards annually. The book also discusses the more outré Sailor's Valentines, Vinegar Valentines, and Krampus Valentines.

Anthony Sammarco is a local historian and author of many books, including Valentine's Day Traditions in Bostona fun and interesting way to recall the holiday from the exchange of Valentine cards in day school to the cards, candy, and flowers we sent or received as adults to and from our  valentine.

Suitable for:
All Adults
Older Adults
Visitors
Type:
Author Talk
Language:
English

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